Crytek has officially announced Crysis 4, the fourth instalment in its long-running Crysis series of first-person shooters. The game is in development right now, with Crytek saying it'll share more details in the near future.
What do we know about Crysis 4?
This news was announced via the official Crytek website. In the post, Crytek says Crysis 4 will be a "truly next-gen shooter", and that it's currently in the early stages of development. Crysis 4 will presumably pick up where the recently-released Crysis Remastered Trilogy left off, although we don't have any story details as of yet. We'll likely learn more about Crysis 4 (which is not its official title) as time goes on, but in the meantime, here's the teaser trailer for the game.
Crytek says it's also looking for new people to work on Crysis 4. Over on the Crytek careers website, the studio is advertising for various positions including art direction, character art, and environment art, among others. If you're looking for a job in the games industry and you've got the right skillset, make sure you head over to the website to apply; as Crytek says, you'll get the chance to "truly shape the future of the franchise". Here's hoping Crytek's past form when it comes to paying employees doesn't turn out to repeat itself here.
What else is Crytek working on?
Interestingly enough, on that same Crytek careers page, a project is listed with the name "Unannounced AAA". It's possible this is Crysis 4, and the studio simply hasn't updated the listing yet, but if not, then Crytek is working on at least one other major title. There are also positions available for Crytek's ongoing multiplayer live-service shooter Hunt: Showdown, for which the studio says it's also working on new content "this year and beyond".
This Crysis 4 announcement could be why Crytek and EA recently shut down a modder's photo mode mod for Crysis Remastered Trilogy. Major companies can get somewhat protective of their IP when they're actively working on it, as Take-Two's voracious pursuit of Grand Theft Auto mods can attest. Of course, it's also possible that the photo mode mod was simply taken down for unrelated reasons, too. We'll have to wait and see what Crytek announces regarding plot and gameplay for Crysis 4. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info on this.
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